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9:15 AM ET, November 5, 2012

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Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
ROMNEY GAINS 3 TO TIE OBAMA IN CNN'S D+11 POLL  —  The latest CNN national poll of likely voters, which shows a 49%-49% tie between Republican challenger Mitt Romney and incumbent President Barack Obama, is either absurd, or very good news for the GOP—or both.
Discussion: GayPatriot and Wizbang
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CNN:
CNN National Poll: Dead heat between Obama and Romney  —  Washington (CNN) - It's all tied up, according to a new national poll released two days before the presidential election.  —  And the CNN/ORC International survey not only indicates a dead heat in the race for the White House …
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Obama Gains Edge in Campaign's Final Days  —  Obama 50% - Romney 47%  —  OVERVIEW  —  Barack Obama has edged ahead of Mitt Romney in the final days of the presidential campaign.  In the Pew Research Center's election weekend survey, Obama holds a 48% to 45% lead over Romney among likely voters.
Politico:
If Obama loses....  A defeat for Barack Obama on Tuesday …
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
MiamiHerald.com:
A voting debacle in Doral causes chaos and confusion  —  Mayor Carlos Gimenez said part of the reason the county elections headquarters temporarily shut down Sunday with a crowd waiting outside to vote was because he had not authorized the additional hours.  —  PMAZZEI@MIAMIHERALD.COM
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New York Times:
Obama and Romney Campaigns Begin Skirmish Over Balloting
Discussion: The Caucus
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
South Florida County Extends Early Voting — But Only In One GOP Stronghold
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Wisdom of Politico  —  From an article just out from Politico ...  As I've written many times before, the second rate product.  If this is a subject that interests you, I'd encourage you to read the piece I linked right there.  —  Or to be more specific, Obama's winning but not with the best votes.
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Sandy Versus Katrina  —  As Sandy barreled toward New Jersey, there were hopeful mutters on the right to the effect that it might become President Obama's Katrina, with voters blaming him for the damage, and that this might matter on Tuesday.  Sorry, guys: polls show overwhelming approval …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Prairie Weather
Larry J. Sabato / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Projection: Obama Will Likely Win Second Term  —  With a slight, unexpected lift provided by Hurricane Sandy, Mother Nature's October surprise, President Barack Obama appears poised to win his second term tomorrow.  Our final Electoral College projection has the president winning …
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
State and National Polls Come Into Better Alignment
Evan McMorris-Santoro / Talking Points Memo:
Linda McMahon Doorhanger: Vote For Obama ... And Me  —  Connecticut Republican Senate nominee Linda McMahon has been telling voters lately that it's okay to vote for President Obama as well as her.  Now she's taking it a step further — and getting about as far away from her own party's nominee …
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Reuters:
New Jersey Governor pledges to vote Romney despite plug for Obama
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Don't Blame Mitt Romney
Discussion: AMERICAblog
BREITBART.COM:
ROBERT THE BRUCE  —  Today marks the final installment of our weekly feature #WAR.  Combing through footage of Andrew over the past few months is something I have not taken lightly.  And now, on the eve of this historic election, I have been tasked with selecting one more video.
Discussion: Power Line and iOwnTheWorld.com
Matt Dixon / Florida Times Union:
Mitt Romney has 5-point lead in Florida, Times-Union/InsiderAdvantage poll says  —  Mitt Romney's lead with independent voters has propelled him to a 5-point lead in Florida two days before Election Day, according to a Times-Union/InsiderAdvantage poll released Sunday night.
Discussion: Ballot Box and Wake up America
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
28,000 SUPPORTERS Turn Out in the Cold to See Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania!  —  28,000 SUPPORTERS Turned Out to See Mitt in Bucks County Pennsylvania!  —  Mitt is pulling in larger crowds - IN THE COLD - than Barack Obama and Bill Clinton - COMBINED!  —  Philip Rucker
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MiamiHerald.com:
President Barack Obama rallies 23,000 supporters in Broward County
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
Romney staff refusing to let frostbitten children leave PA rally  —  This is happening right now at Mitt Romney's rally in Pennsylvania.  Apparently it's freezing, and Romney's staff is refusing to let rally-goers leave.  People are begging reporters for help.  —  Absolutely incredible.
Discussion: Firedoglake
Robert Creamer / The Huffington Post:
Why Should You Vote?  Visualize Romney World  —  My wife, Jan Schakowsky, and I are friends with a wonderful woman named Bea.  Bea is now 95 years old.  Bea was born in 1917.  —  She was born in a country where women couldn't vote.  In some areas of the country, just fifty years before, slavery had been legal.
Antonio Antenucci / New York Post:
Marathon canceled, but generators and supplies still sit unused in park  —  What a run-around!  —  The city left more than a dozen generators desperately needed by cold and hungry New Yorkers who lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy still stranded in Central Park yesterday.
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
Morning Jay: Mitt's Pennsylvania Push: Real or Fake?  —  The Romney campaign seems to have committed to a late push into Pennsylvania, to the derision of Team Obama.  The latter sees this as a desperation ploy by a foundering campaign, similar to John McCain's late entrance into the Keystone State in 2008.
Alan Duke / CNN:
Extra day of voting possible in New York  —  A dump truck empties trash collected from homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy on Saturday, November 3, in the Midland Beach neighborhood of Staten Island, New York.  New York is trying to clean up and resume normal activities days after the storm hit.
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Alyssa Newcomb / ABCNEWS:
Nor'easter Storm Following in Sandy's Path, 2 Million Without Power as Temperatures Drop
Discussion: Doug Ross, Gothamist and ABCNEWS
 
 
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Ilyse Hogue / CNN:
GOP's push to suppress vote threatens democracy
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Democrats' drive to retake House falters
Wall Street Journal:
Health-Care Law Spurs a Shift to Part-Time Workers
Joe Battenfeld / Boston Herald:
UMass Lowell/Herald poll: Senate race deadlocked
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
“Does Mitt Romney's Mormonism make him too scary or weird to be elected to president of the United States?”
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Mitt Romney insults the American electorate one last time
Associated Press:
Republican Mitt Romney sprinted through battleground states …
Discussion: Politico
Sara Murray / Wall Street Journal:
Romney Calls Obama Re-Election ‘Possible, but Not Likely’
Discussion: The Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Ryan Rocks Minnesota [Updated]
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Washington Examiner:
November surprise: EPA planning major post-election anti-coal regulation
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
In Ohio Vote, A Form-Checking Nightmare
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
MSNBC: Joke Network, Cont'd
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Biden: GOP ‘fever’ will break after election
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
McCaskill leads by 4, Romney and Nixon up comfortably
Discussion: Associated Press and Politico
Jon.Ralston / Ralston Reports:
Obama will win the state, Heller will barely squeak by, Horsford takes CD4 and the GOP will take the state Senate
Discussion: Election 2012 and The Fix
 

 
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